EverQuest’s new progression server comes online (again)

After a disasterous initial outing and subsequent wipe, EverQuest’s Ragefire server came back online last night to welcome players back to the classic era of the game.

The latest progression server for EverQuest struggled mightily as gamers stampeded through its doors and filled up the world server. “We have several thousand right now and it’s already pretty laggy,” Executive Producer Holly Longdale reported. “We’re keeping an eye on it.”

Daybreak posted a fun nostalgia-laden trailer for the new server which you can watch after the break!

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GoJammit
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GoJammit

Right! I hate that! I want some surprise to it. Yes gimme a couple of basics and then let’s have fun.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Cramit It’s well done.  The modem sound was abbreviated, but that’s ok…  I enjoyed the faithful soundblaster theme recreation though!
When I was setting up P1999, I really wanted those original FM sounds… wound up tracking down the BASS Midi driver.  It supports soundfonts, and does a good job.  So you can just track down an old SB AWE32 bank and off you go.  https://kode54.net/bassmididrv/archive/
I’m not sure that the modern client supports the original midis anymore… I remember the patch where it actually went in and *deleted* all the existing midi files lol… yay for backups!

se7engames
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se7engames

Denice J Cook haha Denice… I remember that sound all too well. It still gives me horrible memories of hoping to connect!!!! And it took much longer than what the trailer depicted.  Thank God we don’t dial in anymore like that.

Dajhryne
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Dajhryne

Denice J Cook While EQ graphics aren’t on par with newer mmos the later expansions do look much better than that. Also on the normal servers most of the old world textures have been upgraded as well.

Mind Flayer
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Mind Flayer

I’m kinda tempted to get a subscription to EQ and do this, it’s been over a decade since I last played.
Should I? 
SOW anyone?

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

You know, I actually remember the sounds of a baud modem, how bad is that?  ;)

“Be kind, rewind” haha!

But come on, does all of EQ1 really look that bad, even today?  ;)

squidgod2000
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squidgod2000

Every server select screen should have a built in chat room to use during downtimes. It is fucking brilliant.

SHIFTYMH
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SHIFTYMH

This Holly chick didn’t even know that you don’t get auto-kicked for being AFK and this is supposed to be one of the competent people they didn’t let go.

agemyth
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agemyth

LVL 4 Rogue LFG Orc Hill PST

agemyth
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agemyth

Zariarn Whatever your racial city is. Modern EQ has the default option of the Drakkin newbie zone for all races now, but Drakkin won’t be on this server for a looong time.